This past weekend I attended BlissDom Canada 2013’s conference in Mississauga. I know what you’re thinking – what an awesome name for a sexapalooza show – but it’s not what you’re thinking. For those not in Bliss-know, BlissDom’s aim is to gather together Canadian bloggers and social media experts to celebrate a community through creativity, change and business development.
Oh yeah, and there was lots of socializing with some pretty kickass loot bags too.
As a newcomer, I went there not knowing what to expect but with an open mind and came away with a whole lot more to think about than my aging brain could process in two days. I was serious about exploring what to do with my humour memoir-in-progress and I think the sum of all the advice and collective wisdom from everyone at the conference boiled down to this: just write the damn book already!
Okay, I get it.
Luckily, in addition to those loot bags, I came away from the weekend with a renewed sense of commitment to my project. What’s to be done about my book can truly wait until the book is actually finished being written.
Now, in addition to the extraordinary sense of community, phenomenal encouragement and inspiring speakers, it was also just kind of fun to be away from the normal routine of kids, jobs, school, hockey and housework for the weekend and meet new people. Seriously, there’s nothing that can ignite your passion and spirit more than 400 people telling you that you have passion and spirit.
So why am talking about twerking? Funny you should ask…
“What are you doing?!” asked my 13-year old daughter as I showed her a picture of me dancing at the final party at BlissDom 2013. I told her I was ‘twerking’. She begged me to tell her I was just kidding. Begged me. Truth is, if I was twerking, I probably would be in traction right now, but I’m going to let her think I was twerking. It’s fun to be away from the kids for a weekend.
I think I’m pretty inspired 🙂